The revolt by VDF, who went on a strike yesterday, demanding service conditions improvement, including regularisation of their employment by the Government and with it a salary hike from their present emoluments of Rs. 5000 each, is unfortunate but expected.
`Democracy is the worst system if not for the others`. These words of Winston Churchill continue to haunt every time elections are held under the multiparty system, the model of democracy India has adopted. For instance, all of us know,
The newly spruced up roads in Imphal East which led to the Hatta Kangjeibung where the Sangai Festival was held in November last year, are now suffering from atrocious abuses again. At several places, including two at the Minuthong-Lamlong stretch,
It has become a wont in Manipur to cite the example of those who made it big from the state as evidence of the vitality of the place. This is especially true in the field of sports and performing arts.
The winter showers have hardly ceased and now the state is already faced with an acute shortage of drinking water. Most of the rivers in the state are drying up, and as a report yesterday indicated, the Nambul River has
Of the many qualities of a leader, one of the most important is the commitment with which ideals are held and valued. This needs no confirmation from any social scientists, for very often it is common sense that provides the
The new focus in Manipur on the plight of children in conflict environments is commendable. The intelligence of children and their susceptibility to adverse influences by the social milieu they grow up in had been taken too much for granted
All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. But no work and no play would probably make Jack good for nothing. Once upon a time the local playfields everywhere in the state were teeming with life and activities
At least the state can heave a sigh of relief that college teachers under All Manipur College Teachers`™ Association, AMCTA, have decided to lift their cease work strike after a meeting with the Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi, and Education Minister,
Discussions on the lynching incident in Dimapur continue as much as its images haunt. But these are no longer in the same hysterical tone as it was last week. More sober assessments which should make observers educated and insiders want